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Reason #5 - Why wait until you HAVE to?
Monday, January 11, 2010      4 comments

I am on reason #5 for why I want to lose weight. My card reads, "I want to develop good health habits before I have to." This is short and sweet. I am fortunate to be healthy, and I'd like to stay that way. SOOOO many people wait u... Read more
Reason #4 - I won't avoid social occasions
Sunday, January 10, 2010      4 comments

My card reads: "I will be happy about seeing people I haven't seen in awhile instead of worrying about being judged." I avoid all social events if I don't feel thin enough. Now that we live out of state from our families, I even try t... Read more
Reason #3 for losing weight
Saturday, January 09, 2010      3 comments

Reason #3: I will stop comparing myself to everyone else in the room. Whenever I go anywhere, it is an automatic response to see how I measure up to everyone else. Am I the fattest, the oldest, the worst dressed? But mostly -- am I the f... Read more
Reason #2 - "Wherever I go, there I am"
Friday, January 08, 2010      7 comments

I've always liked the quote in my blog title, and it relates to my next card which reads: "I want to be comfortable in my own skin -- more self-accepting and less self-critical." Like many of us, I have issues with the messages I received ... Read more
Reason #1 - I don't want to feel like a rat
Thursday, January 07, 2010      4 comments

I am really trying to re-focus my efforts this month on the principles of the Beck book. One of the core principles of her book is to make a list of personal reasons you have for losing weight, write them on 3x5 cards, and review them often -- ... Read more
Giving myself credit
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      7 comments

I'm giving myself credit for sticking to my plan yesterday despite the desertion of the troops. I'm up early today, will be on the treadmill by 6:00 am, and have my meals planned. Temptation will always be with us, we just have to cons... Read more
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      1 comments

I had another long day, full of meetings and new assignments. I went out to lunch with my coworkers and had a grilled chicken salad at a local bar. I was surprised when it came with shredded yellow cheese on it. Who does that? (NOTE TO... Read more
Copying Makambo, "I'M FEELING THE SPARK!"
Monday, January 04, 2010      3 comments

Wow, did I have a great day today! I never thought I could work out BEFORE I left for work, but I did it today! I was on the treadmill by 6:45 (3.25 miles, 50 minutes) AND did the Spark Boot Camp video after that. Good thing, because ... Read more
Sunday, January 03, 2010      6 comments

I am having a wonderful Sunday, working on schoolwork for tomorrow BUT planning to meet all my goals. I need to get on the treadmill which I will do as soon as I finish this blog entry. I've decided to work my WARRVESTS strategy...that's j... Read more
*S*O*R*E* but Resolved!
Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

Oh man, my b*tt is really sore after walking up mount nebo yesterday! If you want to see pictures of the hike, you can go to www.takahik.com . It was fun but challenging! I thought I was going to have a heart attack, my heart... Read more
Friday, January 01, 2010      8 comments

I am really happy to have the new beginning a new year brings. I'm just READY. The holidays kicked me in the butt and I totally slacked off. I'm ready to get back on track. This morning I will join my husband's hiking club in hiking Moun... Read more
Ready for 2010!
Thursday, December 31, 2009      4 comments

On the whole, I think 2009 was really very good to me, especially on the weight-loss front. I was able to lose 20 pounds and so far have kept them off. That's the most successful I've been in a DECADE, so it's nothing to sneeze at. ... Read more
Happy & Excited
Monday, December 28, 2009      6 comments

I am a creature of habit. I like my life when it is under control, when it is predictable, when it is "just so." Unfortunately, that's not the way life goes very often! Much of life comes at us with the force and intensity of a Star War... Read more
Sunday, December 27, 2009      3 comments

I am feeling very healthy today; thanks to everyone for their sympathy about our miserable trip! It is 7:30 a.m. here and I see TWO of our old friends have already checked in and are ready to recommit -- Big Little Woman and Nancy15togoal... Read more
The Road Trip from H*LL!
Saturday, December 26, 2009      6 comments

If it wasn't so pathetic it would be funny. I'm sure I'll laugh later. We left for Dallas on the 22nd. We drove 5 hours and settled around 3pm in a state park in Oklahoma. We took a walk, had a healthy dinner, and that was fine. ... Read more

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